Ethereum Ice Age
Ethereum Ice Age: A mining difficulty adjustment that was proposed to ensure the whole Ethereum blockchain community switches from Proof-of-Work to Proof-of-Stake consensus mechanism.
Mark Price and Index Price
Mark Price: The average market price (Index Price) + a decaying Funding Basis.
Index Price: The average price index of a cryptocurrency on major exchanges.
Smart Contracts: A computer protocol on a blockchain that regulates the terms of an agreement between two parties. The contract is controlled by the code and is only triggered by the circumstance of execution, which eliminates the third party from participation.
Tether (USDT): A fiat collateralized stablecoin which value is backed by the US dollar issued by Tether Limited.
Ethereum: An open-source network with its own Internet browser, a coding language built on a decentralized blockchain which serves as a platform for building applications (DApp). Ethereum has its native cryptocurrency – Ether (ETH).
Dual-Price Mechanism: A condition when Liquidation is triggered by an average market price and not the Last Traded Price of the exchange.
Margin Trading: 100x Leverage
Margin (Leveraged) Trading: Purchase and sale of a financial asset, like cryptocurrency, using Leverage to open larger positions with a small collateral amount in order to profit from the market swings.
Litecoin (LTC): The first altcoin – cryptocurrency other than Bitcoin – created as a result of the first successful Hard Fork of the Bitcoin blockchain.
Wallet: A storage for private and public blockchain keys to access, receive, or spend cryptocurrencies.
Insurance Fund: A balance on the exchange, filled by the Remaining Margin of a position liquidated at a price better than the Bankruptcy Price, and used to cover the loss from a position closed at a price worse than the Bankruptcy Price.
Security Token: A digital representation of a tradable asset or a utility on a blockchain that derives its value from that asset.
Time in Force (TIF)
Time in Force: A special instruction used when placing an order to indicate how long it will remain active before it is executed or expires.
Halving: A process of dividing the generated reward for mining the cryptocurrency like Bitcoin block in half.
Maintenance Margin: A minimum amount of a trader’s money he needs to keep his position open.
Liquidation: An automatic closing of the position due to a significant Margin loss.
Market Order: An instruction to buy or sell “right now” at the market price.
Leverage: A multiplication of the Initial Margin by x to give the total position value.
Bitcoin Taproot/Schnorr upgrade: A Soft Fork proposed for the Bitcoin blockchain to improve fungibility, functionality of Smart Contracts, and privacy by making all transactions appear the same to external blockchain observers.
Take Profit: An automatic order to fully or partially close the position at a pre-set price with an acceptable profit.
Relative Strength Index (RSI)
Relative Strength Index (RSI): One of the momentum price chart indicators that serves to predict the future Bitcoin price movements and determine the bullish and bearish trends.
Mining: Using computational power to solve complex cryptographic algorithms on a blockchain in order to get block rewards in a form of digital coins.
Liquid Network: A parallel network that runs as a sidechain of Bitcoin enabling fast and confidential transactions of large amounts of cryptocurrency.
Limit Order: An instruction to buy or sell on an exchange at a specific pre-set price or better.
Bankruptcy: A condition when a trader loses all his Initial Margin during the event of Liquidation.
Auto-Deleveraging (ADL): A loss covering system, that automatically deleverages opposing traders’ positions by profit and leverage priority. It is triggered when the Insurance Fund is insufficient to cover the loss.
Funding and Funding Rate
Funding: The periodic interest payments between traders which aim to keep the Last Traded Price as close to the Index Price as possible.
Profit and Loss (PNL)
Profit and Loss (PNL): A calculation of a possible or actual profit or loss of a position on the exchange.
Conditional Order: An instruction to buy or sell that is executed at a trigger price and is used to take profit, limit loss or open a position at a desired price.
Margin, Isolated and Cross-Margin
Margin: A part of the total position value that belongs to the trader.
Lightning Network: The second layer protocol on a blockchain like Bitcoin that solves scalability issue enabling users to make fast and small cryptocurrency transactions.
Stop Loss: An automatic order to fully or partially close the position at a certain pre-set price better than the Liquidation Price to prevent further loss.
Perpetual Contract: A type of Futures Contract which doesn’t have an expiration date or settlement.
Bitcoin Price: What’s Next?
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Tulip Mania and Why Bitcoin is Not the Case!
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Bitcoin Potential in Developing Countries
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Bitcoin Pizza Day
ow much are you willing to pay for pizza in Bitcoin? 10 years ago the guy spent 10,000 BTC – nearly $100 million today. Celebrate the Bitcoin pizza day with BTCMEX!
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Hidden Messages in Bitcoin Blockchain
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Eco solutions for Bitcoin Mining
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Bitcoin Price Swings
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How Crypto can help to overcome Mass Surveillance
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Post-halving News from Around the World
Bitcoin price, Steem security breach, Liquidations on BitMex, and 50 BTC moved from “Satoshi’s” wallet. The week of May 18-24 in the BTCMEX recap.
Telegram gives in to the regulations
Bitcoin recoveries after the halving, while Ethereum developers struggle with bugs, and Telegram exits the TON project. The crypto week of May 11-17 in the BTCMEX recap.
Bitcoin Halving 2020: block reward cut to 6.25 BTC
The Bitcoin mining block reward has been reduced in half at the block 630,000 today (May, 11 19:23 UTC). The current BTC/USD price is 8,474.80.
On the watch for Bitcoin Halving
Experts give BTC price predictions, while the Bitcoin hash rate fluters to the new all-time high. The review of the week May 4 – May 10 by BTCMEX.
BitMex exits Japan!
The world of crypto experiences shifts towards eco mining, digitalized art and gains interest among women. The week of April 27 – May 3 in the recap by BTCMEX.
11 years of Bitcoin: from the Dark Web to Global Trading
Today Bitcoin is on everyone’s lips. 11 years ago, on October 31, Satoshi Nakamoto’s Bitcoin whitepaper was released, started the crypto Big Bang and took us to a new decentralized universe.
XRP giveaway scam and trust in stablecoins
Ripple filed a lawsuit against YouTube for supporting a giveaway scam, while Tether was cleared of the 2017 BTC price manipulations. News of the week of April 20-26 by BTCMEX.
Markets are Down – Bitcoin is Up
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Two Halvings and Extreme Fear
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Bitcoin is the first successful cryptocurrency that has won the ground as a safe investment that can bring significant profit. BTCMEX will guide you on where and how to get, store and trade Bitcoin.
A Month of Lockdown
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BTCMEX A to Z
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